Nordic Unmanned BG200 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

The Nordic Unmanned Staaker BG200 is an unmanned aerial vehicle with a payload capacity of up to 9kg for sensor integration, 25min endurance at max takeoff weight, and 15m/s maximum horizontal speed in a 1.00m x 1.00m x 0.63m frame (without rotors). The multirotor UAV is equipped with Planck’s ACE optical tracking system for automated takeoff and landing from moving platforms as well as the Phoenix Ranger-LR science payload with scanning lidar.

Nordic Unmanned BG200 Specifications:
1.00m x 1.00m x 0.63m frame size without rotors (1.40m x 1.40m x 0.63m with 28″ rotors)
6.4kg (with 44Ah batteries) or 9kg (with 32Ah batteries) max payload weight (25kg max takeoff weight)
25min endurance with max takeoff weight (60min max without payload)
15m/s max horizontal speed, 5m/s max climb rate, 6-7m/s cruise speed
3000m max ceiling height

Phoenix Ranger-LR Payload Instrumentation:
Riegl VUX-1LR scanning lidar – 820khz max ping rate, 200hz max line scan rate, 330° field of view, 530m max return altitude
Novatel OEM7720 GPS receiver – dual-antenna multi-frequency input, 555 channels, all constellations, SPAN enabled
Novatel OEM-STIM300 inertial measurement unit – 125 hz gyroscope and accelerometer data rate, SPAN enabled
Sony A6000 color camera – 16mm lens with 70° x 50° field of view and 6000 x 4000 pixel APS-C sensor
Trimble AV16 – multi-consteallation, dual GPS antennas for system heading

BG200 Multirotor Media

Image gallery of the BG200 with ACE tracking system during a test flight demonstration from the R/V Beyster in February 2020.

Video of automated takeoff and landing of a Nordic Unmanned BG200 multicopter with a Planck ACE system via Scripps’ R/V Beyster while underway at 5 knots off the coast of San Diego in February 2020. A dummy payload with equivalent weight to the Phoenix payload was attached at the base of the drone for this demonstration.